Agnes Obel - Words Are Dead Lyrics




I wanna buy you roses
'Cause the words are dead,
Follow in the blindness
On the arrow head
'Cause the words are dead
And you know it
Yeah the words are dead
Lower them down

Didn't know if you could
Deny the dead,
Leaving them in silence
On their mouldy bed
Oh I am numb
And over
Their kingdom come
Lower me down

They are dead, they are dead
Oh, don't cry for me,
Oh, don't cry for me,
Oh, don't cry for me,
Oh, don't you cry for me

Lower them down in the ground
Lower them down in the ground





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  1. mardy bum

    Les mots sont morts

    Je veux t'acheter des roses
    Parce que les mots sont morts,
    Suis dans l'aveuglement
    Sur la pointe de la flèche
    Parce que les mots sont morts
    Et tu le sais
    Ouais, les mots sont morts
    Abaisse-les

    Je savais pas si tu pouvais
    Refuser d'accepter les morts
    Les laisser dans le silence
    Sur leur lit moisi
    Oh je suis engourdie
    Et par dessus
    Leur royaume arrive
    Abaisse-moi

    Ils sont morts, ils sont morts
    Oh, ne pleure pas pour moi,
    Oh, ne pleure pas pour moi,
    Oh, ne pleure pas pour moi,
    Oh, surtout, ne pleure pas pour moi,

    Pose-les sur le sol
    Pose-les sur le sol

  2. Zoran Pusic

    Predivan glas za dušu.

  3. Medusa

    Love forever and ever from Czech Republic... from Prague <3

  4. Théo Berlemont

    Who's ready for "Myopia" on february 21st here 🔥💗 ?

  5. Nicole LM

    Agnes Obel ft Lana del Rey would be perfect 🤤

  6. Wioletta Paradowska

    ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  7. João Nogueira

    warming heart songs

  8. l u c i d t r a m p

    This song specifically reached a piece of me that I've been yearning to discover once again. To be imprisoned by my own thoughts constantly, it genuinely is an overwhelming emotion to feel my spirit become invigorated, to sense my mind move out of the calignous numb channel it’s been stuck in for a while. Wow I am so eternally grateful to just be able to experience one of life's blessings of hearing, but to actually listen to such moving music is breathtaking. Much obliged to you Agnes for reigniting the warmth and light in me with your music, you truly deserve everlasting success and happiness.

  9. Maanze

    Wunderbar.

  10. akin akdemir

    still listening in 19.

  11. Justin Combs

    Agnes' music is magical- there are times that I play her nonstop for days. Her music fills the air and the space in which it's played with peace, leaving room for nothing else.

  12. Naomi Jabrah

    Oh my. I don't even know what to say

  13. Zaher Hedjazi

    is she the dead ? didn't get the story behind it though amazing song <3

    African Herbsman

    The words are the ones that are dead. She's holding a funeral for them hence "lower them down." It's basically saying I'm tired of your excuses(assuming she's referring to her lover.)

  14. Sandro Lüscher

    A soft glimmer of light shining through dark and threatful thunderclouds.

  15. germán ariel suaya

    Sublime!

  16. Rahul Sawantdesai

    1:46 ❤❤❤

  17. Hozane Hosea Daniel

    words are dead to them that don't hear them ...words are dead until you speak them to the ears that hears them wouldn't you say ?

  18. Pdgbra

    Wish have somebody to listen this together and watch the night over us...

  19. XY15lite

    Uplifting and wonderful.

  20. Aleff Aleixo

    The most beautiful experiences are brought to me by your music. Thank You for being my companion during my lonely pain.

  21. pinkDumbbells

    How come cardi B is more popular than this lady? O_o such awesome pieces of art she's created.

    Blue Berry

    People prefer Cardi, sadly

  22. Lucie Pittnerova

    I love that "mmmmm mmmm mmmm" with my eyes closed

  23. Grasielle Rocha

    Brazil❤

  24. Thanos Besi

    Agnes Obel you have made the best music I have heard the last 5 years, maybe more. I can't find a better word than "beautiful". Thank you!

  25. Garance Vise

    Belle chanson belle voix

  26. stefan zeiler

    Everything is better than Adell, this is better than everything!!!!

  27. Paulo Fernando

    Heartbreaking...

  28. Staszek27

    she singing like mouth full of noodles

  29. Stella Rothe

    Timely for our broken world

    J C

    Stella Rothe Spot on. I think people are missing the point that shes talking about how messed up things are in the world today. The lies are proclaimed loudly and as matter of fact. Only when you realize this do you feel the emotion and sadness captured in this sad, beautiful song.

    Stella Rothe

    @J C agreed. All talk and no action, making the words meaningless. A news channel played this during coverage of a school shooting, and it just broke me.

  30. Carmen Kraela

    GOD! Agnes Obel, this melts me. It's too powerful, too beautiful, too amazing! When I listen to this song, I get overwhelmed. It's so beautiful. I simply adore it! BRAVO!!!!! Exceptional!

  31. Diego Torres Vicente

    Perhaps her most beautiful song... among so many

  32. arsen 1618

    love your music agnes great work

  33. Karolina W

    voice like a Angel....

  34. Lililounette Isa

    Que dire...💖💖💖

  35. Kai Reese

    This song reminds me of the show Sherlock...

    Manon V

    Oh really? Id be interested in knowing why if you dont mind

  36. Benedetto Bruno

    Listening to the words "Oh Don't cry for me" strikes a chord inside of me everytime and when at 2:32 she switches to "Oh don't you cry for me" I get shivers all over my body. Always.

  37. Esra Doğan

    she's blessed, my friend said. and i agreed, i still do.

  38. Ines navy blue

    Agnes -You're THE BEST ! ;) <3
    You know it ;** ;)

  39. Muhsin Sama

    Çok etkileyici sanat buna denıyor herhalde

  40. Pierrick AH

    such feelings

  41. Yesuh Lee

    I wanna buy you roses
    'Cause the words are dead,
    Follow in the blindness
    On the arrow head
    'Cause the words are dead
    And you know it
    Yeah the words are dead
    Lower them down

    Didn't know if you could
    Deny the dead,
    Leaving them in silence
    On their moldy bed
    Oh I am numb
    And over
    Their kingdom come
    Lower me down

    They are dead, they are dead
    Oh, don't cry for me,
    Oh, don't cry for me,
    Oh, don't cry for me,
    Oh, don't you cry for me

    Lower them down in the ground
    Lower them down in the ground

  42. Paul Dwyer

    Come to Vancouver Canada!

  43. Frederic Le Cann

    Well well si beautiful

  44. Janine Hyslop

    very beautiful I have to buy this album :)

  45. Saoirse Rosenstock

    So haunting,but in a kind of flying,soaring,lilting bitter-sweet way...Agnes is such a great musician.

  46. Ali Hou

    beautiful and haunting voice. Great lyrics. I love her lower range, so deep and rich.

  47. Aydan Antikacı

    Oh,nobody cries for me ..

    DezRaz

    Aydan Antikacı she says "oh don't cry for me."

  48. Zita Martins

    MAGNIFIQUE 👏 👏 👏 😍

  49. Kanaya yudi

    Favourite...

  50. Andrew Medley

    Agnes has a voice that would melt the coldest of hearts .

  51. dumplingsistasty

    Oh, my.... such a beautiful song... i feel...happy.... so happy to have heard this

  52. Robert Lane

    What??? I have listened to this many times before with much enjoyment but this is the first time I have noticed such damaged audio..! Hmm, maybe this is my connection? AVG said I was under threat and all is good now, so where did this attack come from..?? What is 'hanging around' Utube hoping to cause mischief..?

  53. Büşra Ünsal

    I wanna buy you roses cause the words are dead..

    Anar Albandayev

    Büşra Ünsal exactly )

    A.Selam Gülşen

    Buralarda Türk görmek umut verici :)

  54. Denis BIRON

    j adore les musique que tu fait elle sont relaxente,quand je les écoute je pense a la nature alors continue a en faire,t es super

  55. Jester J

    if words are dead why is she using them

  56. kasandra popiel

    unosze sie..♥

  57. Nazife Toprak

    This song is realy relaxed.

  58. Are Ziq

    piano tutorial please...

  59. Are Ziq

    piano tutorial please...

  60. Tomek Filipek

    I like for a time to drink and play this and other song of agnes, she is just amazing.

  61. thefozzbots

    This broad is good.

    Mairwen 99

    I beg your pardon!?!

  62. Ines navy blue

    kocham Twój styl jest idealny <3
    jak dla mnie nowatorski ,no po prostu wirtuozeria ..
    oczarowujesz dźwiękami ,zabierasz nimi w piękny, lepszy świat :-) ciepły i subtelny
    ale to i tak nie wyrazi tego co się czuje słuchając tego utworu ponieważ "słowa są martwe" zwykle za ciasne by wyrazić uczucia .

    binkowskyy

    +Agata K. Nie jest to polska artystka wiec nawet jesli zobaczyla twoj komentarz to nie zrozumiala :)

    Ines navy blue

    od czego jest tłumacz ;) a ja nie umiem napisać to w tej samej formie przekładając na angielski ;>

    Blue Berry

    binkowskyy I tak nie zobaczy tego komentarza, bo to nie ona prowadzi kanał :)

  63. M1zzu q

    2:12 How do you expect me to not cry for you if you sing like that, Miss Obel? :' (

  64. bonis13

    un ange !

  65. Prodipto

    the starting sounds like Adele's someone like you ? or is it just me ?

    MEDVEJONAC Rys

    +Prodipto Majumder No it just you X)

  66. Yvan Cote

    Congratulations! Two great albums! Philarmonics and Aventine!

  67. Leodobby

    such a great song...I wanna cover this song..!

  68. SwagiYo

    this song is better than adelle's "Hello"

    Laura Bunn

    SwagiYo and it's better than your spelling of "Adele"

    SwagiYo

    You're god damn right.

    germán ariel suaya

    SwagiYo Adal is boring as hell!

    Tiina le

    Dont even compare...

    guttermonk be.

    It's subjective. But yeah it's also better than Suedes entire career and not as good as something it's not as good as. Point being it doesn't mean it is better or worse per se just because one person thinks it is. It's also better than washing dishes and diphtheria. So who gives a fuck. Better? Worse? Elevate yourself. There's good in all and room to grow in all. Art only points to Truth but isn't Truth itself. 💜

  69. Charles

    It's just like flying...or running ourself thought. seems like funeral. Silence and beautiful.

  70. Valentina Rando

    Quando ha iniziato a cantare mi sono ritrovata con il cuore nello stomaco.
    grazie

  71. maritza molina

    definitely agree with you @  Lost & Found Music :] <3

  72. Eva Rodriguez

    You are sooo pleasant on the ears and your piano skills! Love it!

  73. Lost & Found Music

    Driving during the sunset through the mountains in california, Agnes Obel´s album playing, That is how life should be experienced. Music, Nature, Friends

    Scott Mason

    I did the same, but through the mountains of Norway instead. Magnificent.

    Mimi Ramos

    walking near the railroad in the forest in Georgia

    janina kowalska

    Lost & Found Music Need a comrade in your trip?

    Rebellious Refinement

    Lost & Found Music agreed three years later

    Hedioucha

    I know just how you feel. A peaceful freedom.

  74. Dora TheExplora

    It's incredibly heartbreaking in the most beautiful way... 

  75. jared19baker

    Forty thumbs up!

    First Last

    if i could id give you forty my friend, quite a beautiful song :)

  76. Angela Maria

    What do you think it means?

  77. Victoria Hélard

    beautiful

  78. Patricia Lloyd

    i love it, great song x

  79. Jenni Edwards

    This is so beautiful. I'm stunned.

  80. JayMasterJayWat

    beautiful 

  81. iDave90

    Wonderful song!
    What is it that you say in the lyrics, almost whispering, in between 'They are dead' and 'Oh, don't cry for me'?

    Lucy Bateman

    I am very confused by the lyric booklet I have (as I have the album) because there is no lyric for that line! It sounds as though she says "No matter where you are" but I really am unsure! There are quite a few blatant errors in the book, but the songs are so brilliantly mystical, I almost don't want to know the lyrics!

    Historia

    This is the lyrics :

    I wanna buy you roses
    'Cause the words are dead,
    Follow in the blindness
    On the arrow head
    'Cause the words are dead
    And you know it
    Yeah the words are dead
    Lower them down

    Didn't know if you could
    Deny the dead,
    Leaving them in silence
    On their moldy bed
    Oh I am numb
    And over
    Their kingdom come
    Lower me down

    They are dead, they are dead
    Oh, don't cry for me,
    Oh, don't cry for me,
    Oh, don't cry for me,
    Oh, don't you cry for me

    Lower them down in the ground
    Lower them down in the ground

  82. Jonathan Sreekumar

    :) I love you